Refund Schedules

What percentage refund are you going to get if you drop a course? It's important that you check the refund schedule that applies to your course.


Before dropping a course, check with the Financial Aid office so they can review your financial aid eligibility. They will determine what, if any, changes will need to be made if you make changes to your registration.

Global Studies and study abroad courses (including on-campus courses with an embedded program abroad) have a specific cancelation and refund schedule. For further information, contact the Office of Global Studies.


2018–2019

Fall 2018

1st 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 05–Sept 07
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 08–Sept 09
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after September 9, 2018

2nd 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 10–Oct 12
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 13–Oct 14
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after October 14, 2018

3rd 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Nov 14–Nov 16
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Nov 17–Nov 18
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after November 18, 2018

Spring 2019

1st 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 04–Feb 06
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 07–Feb 08
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after February 8, 2019

2nd 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 11–Mar 13
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 14–Mar 15
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after March 15, 2019

3rd 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Apr 23–Apr 25
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Apr 26–Apr 27
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after April 27, 2019

Fall 2018

1st Half Semester

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 05–Sept 09
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 10–Sept 11
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after September 11, 2018

2nd Half Semester

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 29–Nov 02
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Nov 03–Nov 04
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after November 4, 2018

Spring 2019

1st Half Semester

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 04–Feb 08
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 09–Feb 10
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after February 10, 2019

2nd Half Semester

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Apr 01–Apr 05
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Apr 06–Apr 07
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after April 7, 2019

Fall 2018

Full Term Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 05–Sept 12
  • 75% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 13–Sept 18
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 19–Sept 25
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after September 25, 2018

Spring 2019

Full Term Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 04–Feb 11
  • 75% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 12–Feb 17
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 18–Feb 24
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after February 24, 2019
  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 02–Jan 04
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 05–Jan 06
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after Jan 6, 2019

2017–2018

Full Term 10-12 Week Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between June 04–June 11
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between June 12–June 16
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after June 16, 2018

1st Half Term 6-7 Week Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between June 04–June 08
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between June 09–June 10
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after June 10, 2018

2nd Half Term 6 Week Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between July 16–July 20
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between July 21–July 22
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after July 22, 2018

Fall 2017

1st 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 06–Sept 08
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 09–Sept 10
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after September 10, 2017

2nd 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 11–Oct 13
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 14–Oct 15
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after October 15, 2017

3rd 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Nov 15–Nov 17
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Nov 18–Nov 19
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after November 19, 2017

Spring 2018

1st 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 29–Jan 31
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 01–Feb 02
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after February 2, 2018

2nd 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 05–Mar 07
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 08–Mar 09
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after March 09, 2018

3rd 5-Week Session

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Apr 16–Apr 18
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Apr 19–Apr 20
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after April 20, 2018

Fall 2017

1st Half Semester

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 06–Sept 10
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 11–Sept 12
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after September 12, 2017

2nd Half Semester

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 30–Nov 03
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Nov 04–Nov 05
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after November 05, 2017

Spring 2018

1st Half Semester

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 29–Feb 02
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 03–Feb 04
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after February 4, 2018

2nd Half Semester

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 19–Mar 23
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 24–Mar 25
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after March 25, 2018

Fall 2017

Full Term Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 06–Sept 13
  • 75% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 14–Sept 19
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 20–Sept 26
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after September 26, 2017

Spring 2018

Full Term Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 29–Feb 05
  • 75% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 06–Feb 11
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 12–Feb 18
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after February 18, 2018
  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 02–Jan 04
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 05–Jan 06
  • No refund if withdrawal occurs after Jan 6, 2018

Study Abroad Cancellation and Refund Policy

Once you accept a place in a study abroad course, the program provider makes travel arrangements for you, including expenses such as airfare and hotel accommodations. We must charge you for any non-refundable costs that the travel provider incurs for you. For example, once your name is on an airline ticket, you own that plane ticket. The refund will not be processed until after the term is completed.

Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing to the Office of Global Studies.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you withdrawal up to 100 days before departure, you will receive a full refund of your deposit.
  • If you withdrawal 99-60 days before departure, you will forfeit the entire course deposit and any non-refundable costs that have been incurred on your behalf, including airline penalties
  • If you withdrawal less than 60 days before departure, any refund of the program fee is based on recoverable costs only (to be determined by the travel provider). Depending on the date of cancellation, you may be charged for the entire program cost.
  • If cancellation occurs 30 days or less before departure, there will be no refund. Students may be billed for the entire program cost, including the $150 administrative fee, even if their St. Catherine University student account has not yet been billed at the time of cancellation.

Until you receive a confirmation from Office of Global Studies that your cancellation has been processed, you will remain registered for the course and responsible for all program charges.

Contact the Office of Global Studies at (651) 690-6472 or globalstudies@stkate.edu for additional information.


  • OTA Online

    The refund schedules below are specific to the OTA Online 15-15-15 calendar only.


Fall 2018

Weeks 1–7

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 04–Sept 08
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 09–Sept 10
  • No Refund after September 10, 2018

Weeks 8–15

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 22–Oct 26
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 27–Oct 28
  • No Refund after October 28, 2018

Winter 2019

Weeks 1–7

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 07–Jan 11
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 12–Jan 13
  • No Refund after February 13, 2019

Weeks 8–15

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 25– Mar 01
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 02–Mar 03
  • No Refund after March 3, 2019

Summer 2019

Weeks 1–7

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 06–May 10
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 11–May 12
  • No Refund after June 12, 2019

Weeks 8–15

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jun 24–Jun 28
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jun 29–Jun 30
  • No Refund after June 30, 2019

Fall 2018

Full Term Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 04–Sept 11
  • 75% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 12–Sept 17
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sep 18–Sep 24
  • No Refund after September 24, 2018

Winter 2019

Full Term Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 07–Jan 14
  • 75% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 15–Jan 20
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 21–Jan 27
  • No Refund after January 27, 2019

Summer 2019

Full Term Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 06–May 13
  • 75% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 14–May 19
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 20–May 26
  • No Refund after May 26, 2019

Fall 2017

Weeks 1–7

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 05–Sept 07
  • 90% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 08–Sept 08
  • 80% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 09–Sept 13
  • 70% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 14–Sept 18
  • 60% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 19–Sept 23
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 24–Sept 28
  • 40% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 29–Oct 04
  • No Refund after October 4, 2017

Weeks 8–15

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 23–Oct 25
  • 90% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 26–Oct 27
  • 80% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 28–Nov 01
  • 70% refund if withdrawal occurs between Nov 02–Nov 07
  • 60% refund if withdrawal occurs between Nov 08–Nov 13
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Nov 14–Nov 18
  • 40% refund if withdrawal occurs between Nov 19–Nov 25
  • No Refund after November 25, 2017

Winter 2018

Weeks 1–7

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 08–Jan 10
  • 90% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 11–Jan 11
  • 80% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 12–Jan 16
  • 70% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 17–Jan 21
  • 60% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 22–Jan 26
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 27–Jan 31
  • 40% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 01–Feb 06
  • No Refund after February 6, 2018

Weeks 8–15

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 26– Feb 28
  • 90% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 01–Mar 02
  • 80% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 03–Mar 07
  • 70% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 08–Mar 13
  • 60% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 14–Mar 19
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 20–Mar 24
  • 40% refund if withdrawal occurs between Mar 25–Mar 31
  • No Refund after March 31, 2018

Summer 2018

Weeks 1–7

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 07–May 09
  • 90% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 10–May 10
  • 80% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 11–May 15
  • 70% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 16–May 20
  • 60% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 21–May 25
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 26–May 30
  • 40% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 31–Jun 05
  • No Refund after June 5, 2018

Weeks 8–15

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jun 25–Jun 27
  • 90% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jun 28–Jun 29
  • 80% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jun 30–Jul 04
  • 70% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jul 05–Jul 10
  • 60% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jul 11–Jul 16
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jul 17–Jul 21
  • 40% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jul 22–Jul 28
  • No Refund after July 28, 2018

Fall 2017

Full Term Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 05–Sept 07
  • 90% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 08–Sept 16
  • 80% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 17–Sept 24
  • 70% refund if withdrawal occurs between Sept 25–Oct 04
  • 60% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 05–Oct 15
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 16–Oct 25
  • 40% refund if withdrawal occurs between Oct 26–Nov 06
  • No Refund after November 6, 2017

Winter 2018

Full Term Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 08–Jan 10
  • 90% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 11–Jan 19
  • 80% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 20–Jan 27
  • 70% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jan 28–Feb 06
  • 60% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 07–Feb 17
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 18–Feb 27
  • 40% refund if withdrawal occurs between Feb 28–Mar 11
  • No Refund after March 11, 2018

Summer 2018

Full Term Courses

  • 100% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 07–May 09
  • 90% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 10–May 18
  • 80% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 19–May 26
  • 70% refund if withdrawal occurs between May 27–Jun 05
  • 60% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jun 06–Jun 16
  • 50% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jun 17–Jun 26
  • 40% refund if withdrawal occurs between Jun 27–Jul 08
  • No Refund after July 8, 2018